The first finals session for the USA Swimming Summer Championships in Greensboro has been delayed by 15 minutes due to a medical incident.
According to spectators, the incident involved a swimmer, who was found unconscious by another swimmer at the bottom of the pool. The swimmer was pulled out of the water by medical personnel and eventually gained consciousness. Eventually, first responders managed to get the swimmer into a wheelchair and off of the pool deck for an evaluation and treatment.
We have reached out to USA Swimming for clarity on the severity of the incident and the swimmer’s current state.
As a result of the incident, the pool deck was cleared, with all swimmers being placed in the stands alongside spectators.
Originally, the session was set to begin at 5:00 pm est. However, it has been pushed back to 5:15 pm due to the incident.
The USA Swimming Summer Championships is the largest age-group level competition being held in 2021 due to COVID-19. A replacement for the traditional Junior National’s meet, the championships are occurring this weekend at two sites, Greensboro, NC and Irvine, CA. Many of the country’s top age group prospects are currently attending these meets.